The Mentoring Alliance

The information on this page was last updated 2/16/2024. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


The Mentoring Alliance is a Christ-centered, intentionally multi-ethnic ministry. We exist to mobilize godly people into the lives of kids and families, to provide tangible help and eternal hope.

The TMA staff operates through the three mentoring ministries that together form The Mentoring Alliance:

Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas is the after-school program of The Mentoring Alliance. The BGCET meets daily in 14 different locations all throughout the community. Great, godly staff mentors work with kids to help them develop emotionally, academically and spiritually.

Gospel Village is the one-on-one volunteer mentoring program of The Mentoring Alliance. Gospel Village connects godly, adult volunteer mentors from local area churches with students from targeted local area schools in mutually transforming mentoring relationships.

Rose City Summer Camps is the summer camp program of The Mentoring Alliance. In this exciting summer camp, godly camp counselor mentors lead hundreds of students each and every day. They combat summer learning regression by creating a structured and fun learning environment. They also have fun worship times and daily Bible studies.

Contact information

Mailing address:
The Mentoring Alliance
1909 S Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX 75701


Phone: 903-593-9211

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 752541408

CEO/President: Kevin East

Chairman: Justin Lindley

Board size: 12


Ruling year: 1994

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2016


We connect godly people with families in our community to provide high quality after school programs, summer camps, and dedicated mentoring relationships.

Priority Outcomes:

Vibrant Faith; Academic Success; Emotional Resilience

Mission statement

The Mentoring Alliance exists to mobilize godly people into the lives of kids and families, to provide tangible help and eternal hope.

Statement of faith

The Board of Directors adopted our Statement of Faith in an effort to create a standard for the leadership of our organization. We have a deep desire to bring on staff and board members who are compelled by Christ's love and who strive for unity in our goals as a ministry.

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God, which never fails. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters about which it speaks. (Matt. 5:17-18; Gal. 3:17-20; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21; Heb. 4:12)

We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Gal. 3:20; Matt. 28:19; Acts 13:2)

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35; Heb. 2:17)

We believe that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are made righteous on the basis of His shed blood. (2 Cor. 5:14; Rom. 5:19; Rom. 3:24-26)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us. Jesus now serves as high priest, intercessor, and advocate on our behalf with the Father. (Rom. 1:4; John 20:25-27; I John 2:1; Heb. 7:25; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11)

We believe man was created in the image of God and that he sinned, therefore experiencing death and separation from God. Man is now lost, without hope, and in need of forgiveness. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 5:12-19, 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3; Mark 7:20-23)

We believe that anyone can be saved - becoming a child of God - by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is a gift of God, not of works. (Eph. 2:8-9; John 3:7; John 1:12; Rom. 10:9-10) We believe it is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. (John 10:28-30; Eph. 4:30; 1 John 2:1; Rom. 8:38-39)

We are committed to ministering to a lost and hurting world and to partnering with other ministries to accomplish this. It is our desire to share the Gospel, to carry on the ministry of reconciliation, and to strive for social justice. (Matt. 25:31-40, 28:18-20; Luke 19:11-27; 2 Cor. 5:20)

We are committed to ministering to a lost and hurting world and to partnering with other ministries to accomplish this. It is our desire to share the Gospel, to carry on the ministry of reconciliation, and to strive for biblical justice. (Matt. 25:31-40, 28:18-20; Luke 19:11-27; 2 Cor. 5:20)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating914 of 111092 of 121
Fund acquisition rating991 of 111199 of 121
Resource allocation rating467 of 111163 of 121
Asset utilization rating856 of 111084 of 121

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$469,182$106,013$175,663$72,558$82,570
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,911,317$3,925,482$3,186,202$4,278,583$3,603,741
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,343,110$3,475,617$4,250,457$4,468,680$4,080,253
Other long-term assets$3,185,807$2,847,538$1,798,811$764,323$706,499
Total long-term assets$6,528,917$6,323,155$6,049,268$5,233,003$4,786,752
Total assets$10,440,234$10,248,637$9,235,470$9,511,586$8,390,493
Payables and accrued expenses$282,100$339,716$228,629$171,723$88,152
Other current liabilities$320,343$40,498$91,293$141,846$7,748
Total current liabilities$602,443$380,214$319,922$313,569$95,900
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$526,000$542,318
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$526,000$542,318
Total liabilities$602,443$380,214$319,922$839,569$638,218
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$9,615,859$9,846,491$8,808,571$8,524,085$6,331,265
With donor restrictions$221,932$21,932$106,977$147,932$1,421,010
Net assets$9,837,791$9,868,423$8,915,548$8,672,017$7,752,275
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,081,565$4,942,293$3,268,450$4,006,818$3,777,176
Program service revenue$1,900,969$1,581,690$1,559,781$1,306,171$1,807,934
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$346,031($15,329)$46,740$10,553($28,760)
Other revenue$500,615$877,715$434,750$507,333$98,048
Total other revenue$2,747,615$2,444,076$2,041,271$1,824,057$1,877,222
Total revenue$6,829,180$7,386,369$5,309,721$5,830,875$5,654,398
Program services$5,602,842$5,157,363$4,075,992$3,895,956$3,108,537
Management and general$579,423$601,014$426,812$479,785$459,768
Total expenses$6,859,812$6,433,494$5,091,142$4,920,764$3,783,242
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($30,632)$952,875$218,579$910,111$1,871,156
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($30,632)$952,875$218,579$910,111$1,871,156


Kevin EastPresident & CEO$280,143
Matt Edwards$180,108
Zachary Garza$140,987
Anne Ferguson$133,275
Mark Lamb$132,516

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/16/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Program accomplishments

Per 2022 Impact Report:
25 schools served
2,148 kids served
504 mentorship matches since 2015


The Alliance is a passionate group of monthly givers on a mission to provide tangible help and eternal hope to kids and families in our community. Your monthly donation provides an opportunity for Mentoring Alliance to bless more families in need of financial assistance and scholarships for our after school and summer camps childcare programs, and foster relationships in our mentoring program.